Are you tired of going to the salon before every party for a blow-dry and waiting for your turn? It takes up energy and money to make the trip and get your hair done, which could have been easily prevented if you owned a hairdryer and learn to use it properly. If you are under the assumption that a blow-dry is not as good at home as it is a salon, you’re mistaken! The next time you haven’t had time to shower and have to make it to dinner in time, you can quickly roll up brushes and blow dry your hair for instant volume. Hairdryers are a game-changer for all hair types, be it curly, wavy, or dead straight. At the same time, it is important to know the tricks and hacks about the usefulness of hair dryers to minimize the damage and make the process much smoother. Following are some tips to keep in mind:
Using the right brush:
Your hair will get seriously damaged and stuck (has happened to many of us) if you are using the wrong brush or using the brush the wrong way. Do not ever go for a paddle brush (or any flat brush for that matter) for a blow-dry. Separate a one-inch thick piece of hair and roll it around the brush, outwards or inwards according to your preference.
Drying up properly:
People often start blow-drying their hair right after a bath when their hair is still soaking wet, which can seriously damage the roots. Make sure you take 5-10 minutes and completely dry the hair with a hair dryer until it is slightly damp or dry. A volumizing shampoo before a hairdo can really make a difference but if you don’t have time for a shower, apply some dry shampoo.
This goes for both blow-drying and drying up your hair. You might sometimes think that since you are short on time you don’t have to section your hair (dividing your hair in smaller strands) - will save the headache now, don’t skip this it will only make it messier to not be strategic about this.
Hair Dryer Setting:
A common mistake that we all make is turn up the setting to maximum hot in the hope of drying our hair quicker. This comes with a price, your hair will lose its nutrients and become super dry and rough. Keep the temperature to medium, especially if you have thin hair.
Apply your styling products when your hair is damp. Apply those frizz-free creams and primer sprays from roots to ends, and then comb your hair gently, so it spreads evenly. After that, you can begin your styling!
This one is a must! Without a finishing spray, your hair might give up on you even before reaching your dinner site, and all that effort goes down the drain. A finishing spray keeps your hair together and your curls in the shape that you set them initially. After the event, oil your hair before the bath to minimize damage from the hairspray.
Here are a few to consider when you are looking for the best hair dryer:
This is the best hair dryer for professionals who own a salon or people who regularly blow-dry their hair at home that require perfectionism. This one lets you create frizz-free hairstyles while completely protecting your hair’s protective layer and locks the moisture in with its ceramic barrel that is infused with 24K gold - also provides a great shine!
DevaDryer & DevaFuser by Devacurl
Are you looking for the best hair dryer for curly hair? This is it. Its ionic technology makes your curls smooth, soft, and way bouncier. At low to medium heat setting, this dryer will dry up your curly hair in no time without causing burns or excess damage. If you use it with a devafuser, it becomes more efficient with an all-around airflow.
Engineering W8less Professional 2000 Watt Dryer by RUSK
Undoubtedly, this one of the best hair dryers for fine hair, so all those with thin hair, get hold of it! Since it is infused with ceramic and uses an ionic generator, it is way kinder to your hair than other dryers and dries your hair without making it static or frizzy.
Pearl Ceramic Hair Dryer by Remington
Even if you have little knowledge about hair care brands, you can trust Remington as it's been around for decades. This dryer has 3 heat settings, 2 speed settings, and lasts almost 3 times longer than other dryers of the same price. Bonus: 4 years warranty!
Pro Ceramix Xtreme Dryer by Babyliss
We rank this one high in the list of best hair dryers for men. It has a large motor that very efficiently dries up your hair quicker and the long cord makes it convenient for you to move around. The airflow has a variety of settings for you to decide the pressure of blow and the heat.